The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK / England
Rank 11 9 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 11959 14839 16899
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.99% 15.32% 17.00%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 49.42% 49.50% 54.35%
Number of salaries quoted 10700 13135 14919
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 24198 29977 31094
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 30.33% 30.96% 31.28%
Number of salaries quoted 20760 25816 26590
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,193
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing SQL Server as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server in England.

Salary trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the England region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 4424 £55,000 +1.85% 500
South East +2 2399 £42,500 - 298
North West -1 1253 £40,000 - 227
Yorkshire -3 947 £39,000 -2.50% 143
East of England +3 932 £42,500 +0.95% 140
South West -2 739 £40,000 +6.66% 111
West Midlands -4 704 £40,000 +5.26% 154
East Midlands -5 461 £40,000 - 101
North East -5 88 £35,000 -0.70% 29
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 13234 (55.21%) .NET
2 12788 (53.35%) C#
3 12145 (50.67%) SQL
4 8989 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 8844 (36.90%) Agile Software Development
6 8703 (36.31%) ASP.NET
7 7641 (31.88%) MVC
8 6678 (27.86%) JavaScript
9 5869 (24.49%) HTML
10 5269 (21.98%) Windows
11 5254 (21.92%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5218 (21.77%) Finance
13 5060 (21.11%) CSS
14 4571 (19.07%) TDD
15 4310 (17.98%) MS Excel
16 4295 (17.92%) T-SQL
17 3990 (16.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 3789 (15.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 3695 (15.42%) .NET Framework
20 3502 (14.61%) Business Intelligence
21 3456 (14.42%) AngularJS
22 3373 (14.07%) WCF
23 3223 (13.45%) Scrum
24 3152 (13.15%) ASP.NET Web API
25 3122 (13.03%) Oracle
26 3090 (12.89%) jQuery
27 2937 (12.25%) SQL Server 2014
28 2827 (11.79%) Degree
29 2819 (11.76%) Web Services
30 2771 (11.56%) SQL Server 2008

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1757 (7.33%) IIS
2 1511 (6.30%) SharePoint
3 868 (3.62%) MS Exchange
4 754 (3.15%) CMS
5 533 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
6 519 (2.17%) Tomcat
7 464 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
8 438 (1.83%) Apache
9 398 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
10 353 (1.47%) WebSphere
11 333 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
12 324 (1.35%) JBoss
13 304 (1.27%) Umbraco
14 300 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
15 238 (0.99%) WebLogic
16 234 (0.98%) Apache Spark
17 207 (0.86%) EPiServer
18 200 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
19 185 (0.77%) Skype for Business
20 183 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4310 (17.98%) MS Excel
2 753 (3.14%) MS Office
3 140 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 131 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 78 (0.33%) SPSS
6 76 (0.32%) Photoshop
7 70 (0.29%) MS Project
8 59 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
9 33 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
10 29 (0.12%) InfoPath
11 18 (0.075%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 13 (0.054%) Fireworks
12 13 (0.054%) InDesign
13 10 (0.042%) GIMP
13 10 (0.042%) InVision
13 10 (0.042%) OmniGraffle
14 8 (0.033%) EViews
15 7 (0.029%) HipChat
15 7 (0.029%) MicroStation
16 6 (0.025%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 412 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 148 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
3 108 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
4 72 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 55 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
6 51 (0.21%) Visualfiles
7 49 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 37 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
9 29 (0.12%) Magento
10 27 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
11 26 (0.11%) FastStats
11 26 (0.11%) SAP Business One
12 25 (0.10%) Markit EDM
12 25 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
12 25 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
13 24 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
13 24 (0.10%) Sage 200
14 22 (0.092%) Maximo
14 22 (0.092%) thinkFolio
15 21 (0.088%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2608 (10.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1484 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
3 594 (2.48%) Office 365
4 574 (2.39%) SaaS
5 221 (0.92%) PaaS
6 208 (0.87%) IaaS
7 141 (0.59%) GitHub
8 139 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
9 124 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
10 96 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
11 91 (0.38%) Google Play
12 54 (0.23%) Amazon S3
13 29 (0.12%) Azure Machine Learning
14 28 (0.12%) G Suite
14 28 (0.12%) Google Analytics
15 27 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
15 27 (0.11%) Mimecast
16 25 (0.10%) Amazon SQS
17 24 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
17 24 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 833 (3.48%) Firewall
2 711 (2.97%) Internet
3 652 (2.72%) DNS
4 616 (2.57%) SAN
5 541 (2.26%) TCP/IP
6 466 (1.94%) LAN
7 441 (1.84%) WAN
8 405 (1.69%) DHCP
9 309 (1.29%) Intranet
10 304 (1.27%) HTTP
11 241 (1.01%) VPN
12 201 (0.84%) VoIP
13 160 (0.67%) NAS
13 160 (0.67%) SSL
14 154 (0.64%) Network Security
15 139 (0.58%) VLAN
16 127 (0.53%) Skype
17 100 (0.42%) Wireless
18 99 (0.41%) LDAP
19 96 (0.40%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3990 (16.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3789 (15.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2937 (12.25%) SQL Server 2014
4 2771 (11.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 2362 (9.85%) Data Warehouse
6 2195 (9.16%) SQL Server 2012
7 2164 (9.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1774 (7.40%) MySQL
9 1729 (7.21%) Relational Database
10 1700 (7.09%) NoSQL
11 982 (4.10%) MongoDB
12 883 (3.68%) SQL Server 2005
13 850 (3.55%) Big Data
14 808 (3.37%) Power BI
15 799 (3.33%) SQL Server 2016
16 667 (2.78%) RDBMS
17 572 (2.39%) Oracle Database
18 525 (2.19%) Hadoop
19 482 (2.01%) QlikView
20 467 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2204 (9.20%) Visual Studio
2 1893 (7.90%) Git (software)
3 1825 (7.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 1045 (4.36%) NUnit
5 834 (3.48%) Subversion
6 721 (3.01%) JIRA
7 601 (2.51%) Rhino Mocks
8 593 (2.47%) TeamCity
9 509 (2.12%) Moq
10 438 (1.83%) Selenium
11 410 (1.71%) Jenkins
12 393 (1.64%) MSTest
13 306 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
14 294 (1.23%) SpecFlow
15 232 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 210 (0.88%) Maven
17 194 (0.81%) JUnit
18 120 (0.50%) MSBuild
19 104 (0.43%) Eclipse
19 104 (0.43%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 5218 (21.77%) Finance
2 1741 (7.26%) Banking
3 1007 (4.20%) Retail
4 894 (3.73%) Marketing
5 615 (2.57%) Games
6 531 (2.22%) Advertising
7 498 (2.08%) Legal
8 468 (1.95%) Telecoms
9 425 (1.77%) Investment Banking
10 305 (1.27%) Manufacturing
11 292 (1.22%) Back Office
12 239 (1.00%) Law
13 232 (0.97%) Front Office
14 182 (0.76%) Publishing
15 159 (0.66%) Music Industry
16 146 (0.61%) Financial Institution
17 137 (0.57%) Electronics
18 123 (0.51%) Automotive
19 77 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
20 69 (0.29%) German Language
Job Titles
1 14214 (59.30%) Developer
2 7366 (30.73%) .NET Developer
3 5569 (23.23%) C# Developer
4 3917 (16.34%) C# .NET Developer
5 2611 (10.89%) SQL Developer
6 2357 (9.83%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2356 (9.83%) Analyst
8 2130 (8.89%) Senior Developer
9 2042 (8.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 1597 (6.66%) Software Developer
11 1532 (6.39%) DBA
12 1488 (6.21%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 1232 (5.14%) SQL DBA
14 1039 (4.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 981 (4.09%) .NET Software Developer
16 968 (4.04%) Junior
17 959 (4.00%) Administrator
18 958 (4.00%) Senior .NET Developer
19 951 (3.97%) Web Developer
20 943 (3.93%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13234 (55.21%) .NET
2 8703 (36.31%) ASP.NET
3 5869 (24.49%) HTML
4 5254 (21.92%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5060 (21.11%) CSS
6 3695 (15.42%) .NET Framework
7 3456 (14.42%) AngularJS
8 3373 (14.07%) WCF
9 3152 (13.15%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3090 (12.89%) jQuery
11 2819 (11.76%) Web Services
12 2261 (9.43%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 2201 (9.18%) Entity Framework
14 2158 (9.00%) XML
15 2106 (8.79%) HTML5
16 1934 (8.07%) WPF
17 1786 (7.45%) RESTful
18 1518 (6.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 1362 (5.68%) KnockoutJS
20 1350 (5.63%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1719 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1523 (6.35%) Computer Science
3 817 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
4 706 (2.95%) Clustering
5 619 (2.58%) Management Information System
6 610 (2.54%) Mobile App
7 520 (2.17%) Replication
8 441 (1.84%) User Experience
9 408 (1.70%) Fintech
10 387 (1.61%) Data Centre
11 343 (1.43%) iPad
12 272 (1.13%) Hedge funds
13 235 (0.98%) Client/Server
14 226 (0.94%) N-Tier
15 183 (0.76%) Tandem
16 166 (0.69%) Social Network
17 160 (0.67%) Fixed Income
18 135 (0.56%) Social Media
19 134 (0.56%) Equities
20 133 (0.55%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 5269 (21.98%) Windows
2 2356 (9.83%) Windows Server
3 1721 (7.18%) Linux
4 1135 (4.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 1100 (4.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 741 (3.09%) Unix
7 550 (2.29%) Android
8 415 (1.73%) Apple iOS
9 364 (1.52%) Windows 7
10 363 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 207 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 177 (0.74%) Windows 10
13 132 (0.55%) Solaris
14 130 (0.54%) Windows 8
15 107 (0.45%) Windows XP
16 95 (0.40%) CentOS
17 80 (0.33%) Ubuntu
18 66 (0.28%) Debian
19 59 (0.25%) AIX
20 50 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8844 (36.90%) Agile Software Development
2 7641 (31.88%) MVC
3 4571 (19.07%) TDD
4 3502 (14.61%) Business Intelligence
5 3223 (13.45%) Scrum
6 2307 (9.62%) OO
7 2262 (9.44%) Web Development
8 2101 (8.77%) BDD
9 2066 (8.62%) Web Application Development
10 1911 (7.97%) ETL
11 1793 (7.48%) Software Engineering
12 1680 (7.01%) SDLC
13 1622 (6.77%) Continuous Integration
14 1351 (5.64%) ITIL
15 1224 (5.11%) Analytics
16 1214 (5.06%) Performance Tuning
17 1195 (4.99%) Unit Testing
18 1166 (4.86%) Mentoring
19 1077 (4.49%) CRM
20 986 (4.11%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 12788 (53.35%) C#
2 12145 (50.67%) SQL
3 6678 (27.86%) JavaScript
4 4295 (17.92%) T-SQL
5 2297 (9.58%) Java
6 1624 (6.78%) VB.NET
7 1325 (5.53%) PowerShell
8 975 (4.07%) Ruby
9 837 (3.49%) VB
10 823 (3.43%) Python
11 647 (2.70%) C++
12 620 (2.59%) PHP
13 518 (2.16%) VBA
14 378 (1.58%) PL/SQL
15 347 (1.45%) C
16 325 (1.36%) Perl
17 303 (1.26%) TypeScript
18 257 (1.07%) Bash Shell
19 238 (0.99%) VBScript
20 222 (0.93%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2827 (11.79%) Degree
2 1056 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 380 (1.59%) MCSE
4 357 (1.49%) Security Cleared
5 215 (0.90%) SC Cleared
6 211 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
7 206 (0.86%) ISEB
8 198 (0.83%) MCSA
9 182 (0.76%) MCP
10 177 (0.74%) CCNA
11 151 (0.63%) ISTQB
12 138 (0.58%) MCITP
13 121 (0.50%) PMI Certification
13 121 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 115 (0.48%) MCTS
15 101 (0.42%) CISSP
16 74 (0.31%) PMP
17 69 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
18 68 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 57 (0.24%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 919 (3.83%) QA
2 440 (1.84%) SLA
3 295 (1.23%) Data Quality
4 149 (0.62%) PCI DSS
5 114 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 49 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 39 (0.16%) PMO
8 31 (0.13%) HL7
9 26 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 19 (0.079%) MiFID
11 17 (0.071%) WAI
12 12 (0.050%) ISO 14001
13 11 (0.046%) GAMP
14 10 (0.042%) EMIR
14 10 (0.042%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 8 (0.033%) Cyber Essentials
15 8 (0.033%) IFRS
15 8 (0.033%) IFRS 9
15 8 (0.033%) ISO 9000
16 7 (0.029%) DICOM
System Software
1 1788 (7.46%) Active Directory
2 959 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 639 (2.67%) Hyper-V
4 316 (1.32%) vSphere
5 282 (1.18%) XenApp
6 250 (1.04%) Docker
7 161 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
8 126 (0.53%) VMware ESX
9 122 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
10 104 (0.43%) XenDesktop
11 97 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
12 84 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
13 52 (0.22%) Terminal Services
13 52 (0.22%) XenServer
14 42 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
15 40 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 36 (0.15%) NFS
17 33 (0.14%) ISA Server
17 33 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
18 30 (0.13%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 409 (1.71%) Puppet
2 322 (1.34%) SCCM
3 315 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
4 229 (0.96%) Kibana
5 185 (0.77%) Ansible
6 182 (0.76%) SCOM
7 144 (0.60%) WSUS
8 140 (0.58%) Nagios
9 110 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
10 95 (0.40%) logstash
11 92 (0.38%) Salt
12 77 (0.32%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 71 (0.30%) Failover Clustering
14 69 (0.29%) Control-M
15 65 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
16 64 (0.27%) NetBackup
17 62 (0.26%) SCVMM
18 61 (0.25%) Backup Exec
19 54 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
20 45 (0.19%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 8989 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3122 (13.03%) Oracle
3 1538 (6.42%) VMware
4 719 (3.00%) Tableau
5 702 (2.93%) Cisco
6 693 (2.89%) Citrix
7 518 (2.16%) SAP
8 454 (1.89%) Google
9 434 (1.81%) HP
10 393 (1.64%) IBM
11 324 (1.35%) Sybase
12 307 (1.28%) Facebook
13 298 (1.24%) Cognos
14 284 (1.18%) Sitecore
15 279 (1.16%) NetApp
16 237 (0.99%) Xamarin
17 210 (0.88%) Red Hat
18 200 (0.83%) Informatica
19 195 (0.81%) EMC
20 187 (0.78%) Apple
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: DOE
Posted: 16 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: DOE
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Stockton-On-Tees, Cleveland
Reed Technology
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £20000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Congleton, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Kyna Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 Per Annum bonus, benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000 + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Kent
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + pen/health/25 hols/gym
Posted: 17 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £30k
Posted: 16 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Durlston Partners
Salary: From £60,000 to £120,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago